Senior Software Engineer at Packback Inc

1 month ago Development & Programming Senior Full-Time 95,000-140,000 $/Year

Packback is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to support our mission to awaken and fuel the lifelong curiosity in every student.


Requirements

We’re looking for somebody with significant experience building modern web apps. To succeed, you will need to oversee a large codebase, be able to identify and fix pain points in the developer experience, and mentor junior team members to ensure that quality and consistency standards are met.

Additionally, we’re looking for:

  • 4+ years of full stack software engineering experience using modern web frameworks. (We use Angular, Laravel, Django, and but mainly care that you’re solid with the tools of your choice.)
  • Experience planning projects and facilitating a team's implementation of them on the scale of months or years.
  • Experience reviewing code to both give and receive constructive feedback.

It's great if you have

  • Experience with SCSS / styling
  • Experience working on highly scalable cloud infrastructures
  • Comfort with Linux/UNIX systems
  • Open-source contributions with a variety of technologies
  • Startup or small company experience
  • Our commitment to diversity

Working in the Education Technology space, it is an ethical necessity for us to build a diverse and inclusive team in order to better consider the needs of our audience’s wide range of backgrounds and educational experiences. We provide regular training on topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion to all employees.

Employees of color are invited to participate in a mentorship program with members of our executive team to build career skills and to help with career progression.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Description

Packback is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to support our mission to awaken and fuel the lifelong curiosity in every student. As a software engineer at Packback, you will be building features that empower students and professors to have a better learning experience.

Packback’s A.I.-powered platform is used by educators in K-12 and higher education to help their students fall in love with the subject matter, drive personalized learning, and most importantly, quantify and improve student critical thinking skills.

Key job duties include communicating well, providing thoughtful feedback to teammates, pairing, actively improving our team knowledge-base, and of course, writing code. You’ll be collaborating with our product team to design and implement new features, tackling bugs and tech debt, and incrementally improving our infrastructure and CI/CD pipeline.

Why You Should Work at Packback

  • Reach - Our platform, Packback Questions, is used by more than 10 thousand educators and a million students, who collectively author 10 million posts a year. You will be a part of building a platform that has a huge impact on inspiring curiosity in students.
  • Training - We offer opportunities for learning and mentorship. We value people who like to wear many hats. You can get involved with the front end, back end, infrastructure and data functions.
  • Ownership - Packback is a rapidly growing company. You will have responsibility for bringing innovative features to market while working closely with the product team.
  • Want to learn more about engineering at Packback? Check out our docs repo on Github.

Perks of working at Packback

A culture that you can be proud to build: We work hard at building an inclusive culture of curiosity and continuous learning at Packback. In any role at Packback, being a good steward of our values and using them to inform decisions and communication can make an enormous impact on the business.

Work-life balance: Packback offers an unlimited vacation policy. Team members are encouraged to take time off for volunteer opportunities. Our engineering team is fully remote, and provides flexibility and support for working wherever makes the most sense for you.

Competitive Salary and Benefits: The salary range for this position is $95-140k annually + bonus. We set clear expectations for professional growth and offer an annual learning and development stipend.

  • Health & Wellness
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401K: Packback offers 50% matching up to 4% of employee contributions.
  • Stock options
  • Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Generous Paid Parental Leave up to 12 weeks
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unlimited Time Off
  • May be eligible for a generous tech stipend

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